Mr. Ron Wilson, Elise’s Engineering teacher at the Career Center has this to say about Elise. Elise is a second year student currently taking the Engineering Design II course at the Livonia Career Technical Center.  Elise has exemplified high levels of academic achievement, great leadership, and community involvement abilities during her time at the Career Center.  She continues to demonstrate her high standard of excellence in my Engineering Design class.  Her attention to detail and neatness along with willingness to learn engineering concepts is tremendous. Elise can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that all projects or assignments are accurate and complete.

Elise has great leadership skills that are shown by her ability and willingness in helping and guiding other students who may be having difficulty. Elise is innovative and is collaborative with other students.  Elise is highly respected by her engineering peers.  She can successfully complete multiple tasks with excellent results despite deadline pressure.

Some of Elise’s other high school experiences have included being Editor of her schools Literary magazine and a Quiz Bowl team member. She has also received awards of Excellence for writing at Stevenson High School and from the PTSA.  Elise has been serving the community through her local church youth group in Livonia. She also serves as a community Election Inspector at her local precinct as volunteer. Elise is a very caring person who will reach out to help others in a time of need.  Elise is also a chapter member of the Sierra Club and the Michigan Silversmith’s Guild.

Elise’s academic success has led to a 4.086 Grade Point Average and included her being in many Accelerated and Advance Placement classes at Stevenson High School.  Elise’s passion is to attend a University with a major in Environmental Engineering and then Law School.  


I am pleased to introduce Riley, a second year student in the Advanced Medicine program at the Livonia Career Technical Center.  Riley is an extraordinary young woman who is helpful, hard working, mature, and radiates a positive attitude that inspires those around her. 

Riley participated this year in the Health Occupations Students of America CPR/First Aid event.  She was a regional finalist in her event and will compete at the HOSA State competition in Grand Rapids in March.  Riley has identified Nursing as her intended profession and is utilizing her HOSA event as an opportunity to gain more skills and experience related to that role as a step on her way to a career as a Registered Nurse in the ER. Riley was also able to secure an experience at St. Mary Mercy Hospital where she shadowed an Emergency Room Physician.  It is impressive for Riley to be so intent on her career path; her display of an incredible work ethic and mindfulness of her future are to be commended.  

Riley is very self-directed, and sets the standard for other students. She is compassionate and helpful.  She is always willing to step up and assist someone who is experiencing difficulty.  Riley possesses the intellectual capability, emotional maturity, and the drive to be very successful in the medical profession. Miss Trainor will be an asset to the medical field and an excellent patient advocate.  She is intelligent, compassionate, creative, determined, an excellent problem solver, and always a team player. 

Riley has been admitted to Schoolcraft College for Fall 2018, where she plans to work on her pre-requisites for nursing.  She plans to transfer to Wayne State University to continue her undergraduate degree. I am confident that Riley will continue her exemplary performance in her undergraduate studies and in all of her future endeavors.  She is most deserving of the Livonia Youth Rotary Vocational Award.